(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)

In learning to value others …

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Conflict often happens when you want “this” and your spouse wants “that.” One of the best resources I know of in dealing with this kind of conflict is The 3rd Alternative by Stephen R Covey. It helps you see the heart of why your spouse wants what they want and makes it easier to meet that need in multiple ways. And all this happens in a way where your needs are not ignored or left unmet either.

The 3rd Alternative book

It’s one of those win/win books and one of my more helpful relationship tools.

Woo-Hoo! My dotting tools just came in the mail.

dotting tools

I’m going to dot up a storm of pretty, pretty, pretty.


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